It is known that lifestyle habits directly affect certain hormones in the body, such as the hunger hormone ghrelin, as high levels of this hormone impede the process of burning belly fat, which is more complex compared to the fat that forms under the skin, especially since This fat, known as visceral fat, forms near vital body organs such as the stomach and intestines, according to the report published on the “Express” website.
Here are 4 ways you can reduce your hunger hormone levels to help lose belly fat:
Eat more protein
Several studies show that high-protein, low-fat diets promote greater weight loss than high-carb, low-fat diets, especially in terms of shedding stubborn belly fat.
Protein-rich foods keep you feeling fuller for longer, suppress appetite and control levels of the hunger hormone.
In a study published in the National Library of Health, short sleep duration and its association with the hunger hormones ghrelin and leptin and their effect on body mass index were investigated.
The study found that sleeping fewer than 8 hours each night had an increase in BMI due to higher levels of the hunger-related hormone ghrelin.
Eat every 4 hours
One study looked at meal timing and its combined effect on ghrelin levels, appetite and weight loss, showing the importance of eating at intervals (every 4 hours) for good results.
Weight loss resulting from the diet may lead to an increase in the levels of hunger and craving for food, which may result in regaining the lost weight.
drink more water
Without water, the body cannot properly metabolize stored fats, as this process occurs when water molecules react with triglycerides to form glycerol and fatty acids.
Therefore, drinking enough water is necessary to burn belly fat and stored in general, as many studies have found that increasing water drinking led to an increase in the breakdown of belly fat and then its loss.